LSI SAS 9212-4i4e PCI Express to 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Host Bus Adapter (HBA).
Can be flashed to and run in IT (Initiator Target) mode – ideal HBA for ZFS storage using e.g. FreeNAS, NAS4Free and others.
Can also run as RAID HBA in IR mode.
Equivalent to IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter (46M0907) controller.
The LSI SAS 9212-4i4e PCI Express® (PCIe®)-to-Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) host bus adapter (HBA), hereinafter referred to as the LSI SAS 9212-4i4e HBA, provides high-performance internal and external storage connectivity for servers and workstations. The LSI SAS 9212-4i4e HBA provides eight lanes of 6Gb/s SAS connectivity and is matched with eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 5Gb/s performance. The low-profile design of the SAS HBA includes a full-height bracket and low-profile mounting bracket that creates a universal fit for any server. The LSI SAS 9212-4i4e HBA is based on the Fusion-MPT™-architected LSI® SAS 2008 controller that integrates the latest enhancements in PCIe 2.0 technology and 6Gb/s SAS technology.
The LSI SAS 9215-4i4e HBA has onboard Flash memory for the firmware and BIOS, and NVSRAM for RAID support (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, or RAID 1E).